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Ford Truck Winter Maintainance

Ford Truck Winter Maintainance

Winnipeg, also known as the ‘Peg,’ is Manitoba's capital and famously known as the city of arts, music and dance. The open prairies leave Winnipeg exposed to numerous weather systems, including blizzards and cold arctic pressure. 

 

A Ford truck is built tough, but to drive in these conditions, you need to take extra care of your vehicle than the standard service. This is essential, especially in the wintertime when they can be significant amounts of rain, ice and snow. These can commonly take a toll on your vehicle, and to prepare your truck for these conditions, you need to get it winter-ready with these essential steps.

 

Ford Truck Winter Maintainanc

 

 

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Ways to Get Your Vehicle Winter Ready

Ways to Get Your Vehicle Winter Ready

 

We have taken some time to look at the most common things your vehicle should be serviced to prepare for the winter.

 

 

 

Check the Antifreeze

 

This is essential for the vehicle to function correctly, as your radiator uses a mixture of both water and coolant to keep the engine cool. Typically you replace the liquid when it's no longer at its optimum level. You add the coolant required, and the vehicle is good to go.

 

Check the Antifreeze

 

 

Ensure Your Battery is Powered Up

Ensure Your Battery is Powered Up

 

Power up your battery by ensuring it's tightly screwed on and the cables are clean. If you have a multimeter, you can check the voltage for yourself or take it to your nearest service store for a free check.

 

 

Maintain Your Windshield

 

Find a good solution that doesn't freeze in cold temperatures. Fill a spray bottle with water and vinegar and spray it on your car windows. Replace the wiper blades every six months. 

 

Maintain Your Windshield

 

 

Change the Oil in Your Vehicle

Change the Oil in Your Vehicle

 

Always use the correct type of oil as recommended in the owner's manual. Also, learn to engage the 4WD system properly, ensuring the vehicle's engine is properly lubricated and in good condition.

 

 

Inspect Your Tires

 

Cool temperatures tend to lower tire pressure so keep an eye on the treads. We highly recommend studded snow tires in areas with snow, such as Winnipeg.

 

Inspect Your Tires

 

 

Clean Up Your Headlamps

Clean Up Your Headlamps

 

Having clear headlamps will assist with driving visibility in the rain or snow. A quick home remedy could be to wipe your headlamps with a bit of car wax, protecting them from dirt and film.

 

 

Protect the Paint 

 

Sometimes we forget to protect the car's exterior, but it’s equally important. After washing and cleaning your vehicle, an additional coat of wax can protect the paint.  Doing this protects your vehicle’s paint from harsh and adverse weather conditions.

 

Protect the Paint

 

Conclusion 

 

Keeping your vehicle well-prepared for winter is extremely important. The tips we have given you will help you through the winter drives and keep your car rigid. If you need vehicle maintenance, River City Ford has you covered.

 

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